Corowa GRDC Grains Research Update

GRDC Grains Research Update (Corowa)

Venue: Corowa RSL, 30 Betterment Parade, Corowa NSW

The GRDC Grains Research Update provides a unique forum for growers and advisers to learn from and network with leading industry professionals.

Topics Include:

  • Opportunities and challenges for continuous cropping systems  – John Kirkegaard (CSIRO)
  • Strategic tillage – The Verdict – Mark Conyers (NSW DPI)
  • Riverine Plains Research in Progress  – Cassandra Schefe (RPI)
  • Living with the Russian Wheat Aphid – Frank Peairs, Colorado State University and Rachel Taylor-Hukins (NSW DPI)
  • South American Agricultural Study Tour – Roy Hamilton (RPI member)
  • Strategies to Manage Weed Seed Blowouts in 2017 – Greg Condon (GrassRoots Agronomy) and
  • Michael Walsh (University of Sydney)

Following lunch (2.00 pm to 3.30 pm), there will be an informal question and answer forum with Frank Peairs on the Russian Wheat Aphid

Please see the 2017 GRDC Corowa update invite for  further details.

Morning tea, lunch and proceedings booklet are included

Contact Name: Matt McCarthy

Contact Email Address: admin@orm.com.au

Contact Phone: 03 5441 6176

Contact Website: http://www.orm.com.au/events/eventdetail/123/-/grdc-grains-research-update-corowa-nsw

Cost (in AUD$): $30.00 per person, $20.00 per additional people from the same business

Local Harvest Weed Seed Management Tour

As many growers had weed issues last season due to poor access to wet paddocks, there has been widespread interest in harvest weed seed management.  In response to this, Riverine Plains has organised a local tour on Tuesday 24th of January to look at a number of different weed seed management tools and machinery modifications utilised over the recent harvest. 

The tour will start at the Howlong bakery at 9am, to return by about 1pm and will visit:

  1. Ian Trevethan, Howlong – Ian has built an addition to the header to direct chaff/ weed seeds on top of straw windrow for baling burning.
  2. Curt Severin, Brocklesby – Curt has built an elevator to capture all chaff from the header and direct it into trailing bin, to be dumped and pressed into bales.
  3. Chris Blomeley, Mulwala, with a chaff deck.

Carpooling will be arranged at the Howlong Bakery prior to departure. For further information, please contact the Riverine Plains office on 03 5744 1713.

Harvest Weed Seed Machinery Tour

As many growers had weed issues last season due to poor access to wet paddocks, there has been widespread interest in harvest weed seed management.  In response to this, Riverine Plains has organised a local tour on Tuesday 24th of January to look at a number of different weed seed management tools and machinery modifications utilised over the recent harvest. 

The tour will start at the Howlong bakery at 9am, to return by about 4pm (if it includes a trip to Violet Town), and will see:

  1. Ian Trevethan, Howlong – has built an addition to the header to direct chaff/ weed seeds on top of straw windrow for baling burning.
  2. Curt Severin, Brocklesby – has built an elevator to capture all chaff from the header and direct it into trailing bin, to be dumped and pressed into bales.
  3. Chris Blomeley, Mulwala, with a chaff deck.

There may be an opportunity to look at a baler connected to a harvester at Violet Town, which will be confirmed by Friday (hopefully).

If you are interested in attending, please let the Riverine Plains office know (03) 5744 1713 or info@riverineplains.com.au by 9am Monday.

If there is enough interest, we can organise a bus.  Otherwise, carpooling will be arranged at the Howlong Bakery.

Sykesy’s Buraja Meeting 2017

SYKESY’S BURAJA MEETING

Riverine Plains Inc invites growers to attend Sykesy’s Buraja Meeting, to be held on February 2, 2017. The meeting is an opportunity for local farmers to discuss the harvest that was, the lessons learnt from 2016 and the challenges likely to arise in the season ahead. This event continues the tradition started by the late John Sykes and is named in his honour.

“Riverine Plains is particularly proud to be associated with this long-standing and important community event” said Riverine Plains Inc Extension Officer, Dr Cassandra Schefe.

“With the experiences of a particularly wet 2016 growing season still fresh in mind, the forum provides an ideal opportunity to flesh out the issues of 2016 and work out some strategies in preparation for the 2017 winter cropping season” she said.

The day will start with a post-harvest debrief session, run by Mark Harris from Rural Management Strategies. Mark will also address key aspects of preparing for the year ahead.

Using results from the NVT and other trials, Nick Poole from FAR Australia will speak on the best wheat variety options for the region, while Felicity Harris from NSW DPI will speak on Barley varieties. Rohan Brill from NSW DPI will speak on canola varieties and Lisa Castleman from Riverina Local Land Services will speak on the best bet pulse options for 2017.

Tim Glass from Lachstock Consulting will then present on aspects of grain marketing for the year ahead.

Sykesy’s Buraja Meeting will be held on Thursday 2nd February, 2017 at the Buraja Recreational Ground Hall, commencing at 9am sharp until 12:30pm. All are welcome to this free event and a BBQ lunch will be provided afterwards. No RSVP is necessary.

For more information please contact Riverine Plains at extension@riverineplains.com.au, (03) 5744 1713 / 0419 238 798 or visit our new website at riverineplains.org.au

Please see the Sykesy’s Buraja Meeting Flyer 2017 for further details

Welcome to our new website!

Welcome to the new Riverine Plains Inc website.

Along with an all-new fresh feel, we’ve also made some important changes to the website’s functionality and design, which means it is now much easier to access important event and project information about the group.  Most importantly, the site is now mobile-friendly, which will make it easier to look up information on your smartphone or tablet when you are away from the office.

One of the biggest changes you will notice is our new website address: https://riverineplains.org.au which replaces the old www.riverineplains.com.au. We made the change to better reflect our status as a not-for-profit association so please update us in your Favourites toolbar. The old website will shortly be de-commissioned and visitors to the site will be automatically re-directed to the new website.

The new website has been designed to make it easier to access all Riverine Plains Inc information quickly and easily.

The links to the automated weather stations (funded separately by GRDC and LLS) remain on our homepage, which is where you will also find our most recent news and events posts.

You will find all the details about our upcoming events located under the News and Events tab and we’ve even got a new calendar function to make it easier to see what is coming up each month.

Riverine Plains Inc publishes a number of reports for the various projects we manage and we now have a dedicated Publications page to make it easier to find and download specific publications. These publications are also contained on our Research page, which is home to general information for all our current projects, with summarised outcomes and publications from our past projects.

The website also contains information about the group, our staff and the committee, our sponsors and partners as well the Riverine Research Centre (the crop research site collaboration between Riverine Plains Inc and FAR Australia).

In our Members-Only areas you will find all our members-only publications, including all past newsletters, grower bulletins, trial books, as well as other useful information. Members-only passwords will be emailed to members shortly.

We are still tweaking some elements of the website design and consider that the website itself will continue to evolve in response to member and visitor needs. As such, we would love to hear your thoughts about ways we can improve the site.

Our website is one of the many ways we communicate with our members, sponsors and friends. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter @RiverinePlains